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What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets, but they are not phase one! Remember, phase one virtually eliminates most carbs to obtain a dietetic ketosis! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Would it be possible for someone to do the Atkins diet with only one vegetable?

Would it be possible for someone to do the Atkins diet with only one vegetable?

Yes, but why!: Bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce spanish onions, scallions, sweet potato, cauiflower, broccoli. Green beans, lentils, and others can be mixed or eaten separately. Variety is good! ...Read more

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Which one will you recommend for diet? Either atkins diet or military diet in order to lose 10 pounds in a week?

Which one will you recommend for diet? Either atkins diet or military diet in order to lose 10 pounds in a week?

10 pounds a week: Despite what you hear on the TV, that is too much to lose in a week.
There are many articles available about diet and weight control. Take your time reading them and let me know if you still have concerns. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight should I lose on induction phase of Atkins diet?

3-10lbs: Most people average 5-6 pounds. The usual range is 3-10 pounds. Make sure your urine test strips indicate ketosis! ...Read more

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What to do if I started the Atkins diet for seizures 4 days ago I am 35 can any one give me any advice?

What to do if I started the Atkins diet for seizures 4 days ago I am 35 can any one give me any advice?

I do not endorse for: The atkins diet is not meant to control seizures, but will help thosew with abdominal obesity lose weight, control lipids, and blood pressure. I am unaware of its having positive effects on seizures in published studies, but it won't hurt! ...Read more

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Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Are sugar-free cookies and other sweet snacks okay to eat during the induction phase of the Atkins diet?

Possibly: Here is the rule you wanna abide by: eat no more than 20 grams a day of net carbs, 12 to 15 grams of them as foundation vegetables. This means you can eat approximately six loosely packed cups of salad and two cups of cooked vegetables per day. Remember, carb counts of various vegetables vary, so be sure to check them. So you can dedicate 5 extra grams of carbs to anything! ...Read more

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Can you lose 1 pound a day on the Atkins diet if you are doing cardio for 2 hours, and light exercise for 4 hours a day?

Can you lose 1 pound a day on the Atkins diet if you are doing cardio for 2 hours, and light exercise for 4 hours a day?

Not healthy: I'm sorry to tell you, losing a pound a day is not healthy. Losing 7 pounds a week is not healthy either. You body and fluids need to be in balance. You need to be well hydrated and allow your body to adjust to certain changes. What you're describing sounds too drastic. Please reconsider or consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Can someone tell me if the Atkins diet is a good diet for a type 1 diabetic?

Dangerous situation: weight gain/loss must be managed VERY carefully in T1DM

too much insulin may have caused weight gain

losing weight in T1DM, requires reductions in insulin as lose weight to prevent hypoglycemia

see EXPERT DIABETES SPECIALIST TO MANAGE ...Read more

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How is the Atkins diet?

How is the Atkins diet?

Plant-based diet: Is far healthier than the Atkins diet. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org for a healthy diet & the dangers of Atkins. ...Read more

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What is the Atkins diet?

Basically!: The low carb/glycemic index diet diminishes the secretion of insulin. Without high Insulin levels, fat cannot be put in a fat cell. When Insulin levels are low, you burn more fat. Therefore, avoiding sugars and starches does just that! In metabolic syndrome, the number one cause of cv death, Insulin resistance is the culprit with high levels which are toxic! ...Read more

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What to eat on the Atkins diet?

What to eat on the Atkins diet?

See below: You eat, meat, chicken, fish, nuts, cheese. You basically limit intake of sugar and carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and vegetables. You certainly wouldn't drink any sugar containing drinks or processed foods.
eggs are allowed. So you can have bacon and eggs for breakfast
Lunch might be a piece of chicken.'
no bread, no cakes, ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet really work?

Really!!: It definitely works for the right individuals and under the right conditions, including medical guidance. ...Read more

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What is the danger of Atkins diet?

What is the danger of Atkins diet?

You are mistaken: Dr. Atkins did not die of a heart attack. He actually fell on ice outside the hospital striking his head and sustaining a brain injury from which he did not recover.
No diet is the right or wrong diet. That is why there is no one diet that is good for all individuals. I would suggest you consult with a recognized expert rather than trying to get a quick answer to a complicated and difficult issue. ...Read more

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How can I go about the Atkins diet?

Exam first.: Before going hog wild into the Atkin's diet program, you might want to have your physician evaluate your health status first. Don't set yourself for failure before you even start. The Atkin's is not that east to sustain and you should know the limitations and precautions of decreasing carbs. ...Read more

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Can the Atkins diet actually work?

Can the Atkins diet actually work?

Although there: Are lots of opinions and disagreements as to which diet is better or worse, there is no arguing with the fact that if you exercise and burn off 3500 calories that you did not ingest, you will lost one pound -- no matter what you ate or whose name is on your diet. ...Read more

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Recently I started the Atkins diet?

Recently I started the Atkins diet?

It is OK: And remember there are no short cuts in losing weight.
Exercise is essential... at least 30 minutes a day of brisk walking.
The Atkins diet is a short term solution to a life long problem ...Read more

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What happens if I do the Atkins diet?

Shrinking.: Depending on your weight when you start, you can certainly expect to loose some weight. If excess carbohydrates were a main part of your diet then you should expect to see serious results. Like all diets, sticking to it is always a challenge. I recommend assistance with a physician versed in the Atkin's program. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the Atkins diet?

What's your opinion on the Atkins diet?

Reasonable: To a point. Chief value is v.Low simple carbs, but "eat all you want of meat, fat encourages overeating. On the whole, I despise diets in favor of simply eating "god made" food. ...Read more

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What should you eat on the Atkins diet?

General Principles: The general principles of the atkins diet include :
-emphasis on high protein
-emphasis on wholesome foods.
-stresses the importance of healthy fats.
-nutrition from fresh vegetables, lean protein, fruits, and whole grains
-more emphasis on portion and calorie control.
-special attention given to those who are diabetic as well as vegetarians.
-being active and exercise. ...Read more

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What foods do you eat on the Atkins diet?

What foods do you eat on the Atkins diet?

meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels, then Insulin levels and then your sugar will drop again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours, without raising insuli. ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet considered very successful?

Is the Atkins diet considered very successful?

Any success is good.: I'm sure it's considered by the millions of people it has helped. ...Read more

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What are the Atkins diet food do's and dont's?

The products are...: Convenient! They are also true to the diet. I use the shakes regularly, both for convenience and travel. They taste good, which is important. I keep them at my office. But I and my spouse cook low carb all the time, so I do not eat atkins meals, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Ok... it doesn't: First, it mostly has been found to not be different from any other diet (total calories is what matters), but harder to follow and more people bail out. There are several reasons it might work: mostly, if you change diet, you don't have the same cues to eat and you eat less. Other theories have no support.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/1708440999? token=378a5145 maybe helpful ...Read more

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Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Keep it simple.: Try to keep in mind the the Atkin's diet is merely a principle or a road map to follow. Simply stated, try to keep your carbohydrate intake at a reasonably low level. For most people, this is the most difficult row to hoe. Never the less your success depends on it. ...Read more

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What is the current opinions on the Atkins diet?

What is the current opinions on the Atkins diet?

Plant-based diet: Is far healthier than the Atkins diet. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com and www. Nutritionfacts. Org for a healthy diet and the dangers of Atkins. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever have success on the Atkins diet?

MOST OF MY PATIENTS-: Who are apples. And me. Bp, cholesterol, and weight loss since 1995. The low carb diet only works well for people who are "apples." will not work as well for pears! ...Read more

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Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Is the Atkins diet safe to follow for over a year?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ. That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable. A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof. But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet. Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to start my Atkins diet?

Is there a good way for me to start my Atkins diet?

At the beginning.: You should first read up on the principles of the diet. Finding a physician that is well versed on the program would be a tremendous benefit. Evaluate you present diet regimen and see how it compares with Atkin's. Whether or not you buy the product or start evaluating food labels and carbohydrate charts is up to you. ...Read more